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Texas State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN MARCOS, TX

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Texas State is an above-average public university located in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,923 undergraduate students. The Texas State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, Texas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.

About

601 UNIVERSITY DR
SAN MARCOS, TX 78666
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Texas State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1010-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,178 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,392 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 352 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 427 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 427 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,923 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,994
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 301 responses
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Different
    6%
  • Young
    5%
  • Intelligent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 503 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 600 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 322 responses
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    36%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    13%
  • Great Education in a great location
    10%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    8%
  • A good introduction into university life
    8%
  • Party school
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 253 responses

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